Cal South mourns the loss of 13-year-old Felipe De La Cruz of Hacienda Heights, Strikers FC North defender, who passed away on Saturday morning.

The Hacienda Heights native was participating in the Players Cup on Saturday in Orange County when he asked to be subbed out in the second half. Once he was on the bench, De La Cruz collapsed. Upon the family’s request, Strikers FC North continued their participation in the tournament on Sunday, playing with 10 players and with De La Cruz’s soccer ball.

Our condolences go out to the De La Cruz family, Strikers FC North, and all those affected by his loss.

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